OpenVMS VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 PARTITIONING ECO Summary
TITLE: OpenVMS VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 Alpha V7.3-1 PARTITIONING ECO Summary
NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored
on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file.
For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset
file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or
kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS
saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed
saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe.
For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system,
rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or
kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe, then it can be expanded by typing
RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe or kitname.pcsi-dcx_vaxexe. The
resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be
used to install the ECO.
New Kit Date: 09-MAY-2003
Modification Date: Not Applicable
Modification Type: NEW KIT
Copyright (c) Hewlett-Packard Company 2003. All rights reserved.
OP/SYS: OpenVMS Alpha
SOURCE: Hewlett-Packard Company
ECO Kit Name: VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100
ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: None
ECO Kit Approximate Size: 2192 Blocks
Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1
System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: Yes
Rolling Re-boot Supported: Yes
Installation Rating: INSTALL_2
2 - To be installed by all customers using the following
ES47/ES80/GS1280 Series Systems
The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE
installation of this kit:
In order to receive all the corrections listed in this
kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed:
V6.5 console set
ECO KIT SUMMARY:
An ECO kit exists for PARTITIONING components on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1.
This kit addresses the following problems:
NEW FUNCTIONALITY ADDRESSED IN VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 KIT
o Hard and soft partitioning capability is being introduced for
ES47/ES80/GS1280 Series Systems. In order to use this new
capability users need to install this
When released, this console set will be available at the
Alphaserver firmware website:
Note that the website address is case-sensitive, and you may
need to visit the Interim release area to obtain the firmware.
PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 KIT
o If a user attempts to create a hard or soft partition,
other than 0, in an ES47/ES80/GS120 Series system
configuration, and does not have the
VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 kit installed, the wrong node
handle will be selected for transition operations. This
could result in state errors rather than random
An error message such as the following may be displayed
during the booting of the secondary partition:
%SMP-F-CPUBAD, CPU #xx palcode revision does not match that
of the primary
A SHOW CPU command for that instance will also display
the wrong ownership and state information.
o Extensive, concurrent display by multiple CPUs to the
console could corrupt the console message cache and could
adversely affect the fork queue resulting in system
Crashdump Summary Information:
Bugcheck Type: INVEXCEPTN, Exception while above
Current Process: INVALQUEUE00000
Failing PC: FFFFFFFF.800468FC
Failing PS: 20000000.00001604
Module: SYSTEM_PRIMITIVES_MIN (Link Date/Time:
This kit requires a system reboot. HP strongly recommends that
a reboot is performed immediately after kit installation to avoid
If you have other nodes in your OpenVMS cluster, they must also be
rebooted in order to make use of the new image(s). If it is not
possible or convenient to reboot the entire cluster at this time, a
rolling re-boot may be performed.
Install this kit with the POLYCENTER Software installation
utility by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the
following at the DCL prompt:
PRODUCT INSTALL VMS731_PARTITIONING /SOURCE=[location of Kit]
The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that
contains the kit.
Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing
HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt
Special Installation Instructions:
o V6.5 Console
Users also need to install the V6.5 console in order to
use the partitioning capability provided in this kit.
See the section entitled "New functionality addressed in
VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 kit" for more information.
o Scripting of Answers to Installation Questions
During installation, this kit will ask and require user
response to several questions. If you wish to automate
the installation of this kit and avoid having to provide
responses to these questions, you must create a DCL
command procedure that includes the following definitions
- $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
- $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
- Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL
command and add that command to the DCL procedure.
- De-assign the logicals assigned
For example, a sample command file to install the
VMS731_PARTITIONING-V0100 kit would be:
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE
$ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT TRUE
$ PROD INSTALL VMS731_PARTITIONING/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V1.0
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP
$ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$REBOOT
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